What to do next and how to get started?

Our next Meetup is on Wednesday, March 22.   To join, RSVP here >> https://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/237366600/

“What to do next and how to get started?”

This meetup will feature a keynote and a panel discussion on the theme of making the choice to learn a new skill or making a career change in technology – how do you pick what to learn and how should you get started?


We’ll kick off with a fantastic presentation: 

“All progress happens outside our comfort zone”

In this talk Cyndi will share what she’s learned about making (and not making) breakthroughs at work over her 20 years as an engineer, managing director and entrepreneur. Think: honest personal storytelling – the good, the bad and the ugly – not lecturing. In her own words: “I don’t have all the answers, but I can share what I know and hopefully spark a few new thoughts for anyone who wants to be fully self-expressed at work.”

Speaker: Cyndi Mitchell, Founder of Ayuda Heuristics

Cyndi is a founder of Ayuda Heuristics which is using artificial intelligence and mobile technology to help people with diabetes do their daily self-care and live better lives. Prior to that, she was a senior executive at ThoughtWorks, a global software and services company for over 10 years. She also co-founded Logscape, an enterprise software company focused on log analytics. Cyndi was a software engineer at Oracle (Sun Microsystems) and Accenture (Andersen Consulting). She has 20 years of experience in leading engineering, product management, marketing, sales, support and services, including full P&L responsibility. She has a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. 


We’ll be following this with a panel discussion, featuring a great group of panelists, including:

Panelist – Jimena Cabrera Notari

Jimena is an experienced Infrastructure and Go developer.

Having spent the last few years leading the “DevOps” transformation at one of the UK’s largest retailers, she has taken a new challenge with Forbes 4th Hottest Startup of 2014.

When Jimena is not orchestrating large scale platforms or solving complex problems with Go, you will find her organising the Women Who Go London meetup group or enjoying craft beer at her local pub

Panelist – Anne Currie

Anne is an engineer who is enthusiastic about containers and everything else. She’s been helping to build complex software systems for over 20 years and is a co-founder of the Force12 project

Panelist – Sarah Binney, Junior Developer, Softwire

Sarah is a Junior Developer at Softwire, a North London-based software consultancy. She enjoys web development with Rails and building Android apps, and in her spare time trying to get young women into tech.

Panelist – Sonja Schweigert, Director, Web Marketing, WeaveWorks

Sonja runs Weaveworks’ web marketing strategy, execution, and measures our ability to connect users with the right solution. She recently spent 3 years running the web content strategy at VMware. Prior, she spent 5 years at Cisco in roles spanning tech support, digital marketing, and web strategy. She’s been in tech industry for over a decade at large companies and small startups.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Paula Kennedy of Pivotal.

6.00pm – 6.30pm: drinks, food, networking
6.30pm – 7pm: presentation from Cyndi plus Q&A
7pm – 7.30pm: panel discussion plus Q&A
7.30pm onwards: drinks, food, networking

To join, RSVP here >> https://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/237366600/

See you on March 22!


Thank you to the following sponsors!










What to do next and how to get started?

IoT Workshop – Get Started with the Open Internet of Things – September 14, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) opens up a new world of possibilities and opportunities. This workshop will give you hands-on experience programming and configuring a device with a sensor that communicates over a LoRa network, then building a simple application to read back and display the data.  Harness the power of open technologies to build an end-to-end hello world application!

NOTE: To sign up for this workshop, go to https://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/233392889/.

ALSO NOTE:’ You need to bring your laptop to this workshop.

This workshop is open to all levels, and will include introductions to the technologies involved such as MQTT, the defacto IoT standard for data exchange and LoRa, the long range low power technology designed for the Internet of Things.  We will be using Arduino boards to connect to a luminance sensor to provide data.  Attendees are also welcome to bring their own sensors to make a custom application.

Example applications that can be built in 2 hours:

– Send push notification when a bike is moved while it is locked 
– Monitor trashcans and display

levels on a map 
– Monitor parking space and show directions to nearest free space


This workshop will be run in conjunction with:

– Eclipse Foundation (http://iot.eclipse.org/) and 
Things Network (https://www.thethingsnetwork.org/)

The Eclipse Foundation accelerates development of IoT stacks using open source technology.

The Things Network is on a mission to build an open, crowd sourced and decentralized data network using LoRaWAN.

Thanks to Intel for sponsoring this event.
Weaverworks and Redmonk are sponsors of this workshop (as well as other COED:CODE events).

IoT Workshop – Get Started with the Open Internet of Things – September 14, 2016

COED:CODE – Systems Programming 101 & APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The first COED:CODE Meetup was such a great event, so we’ve scheduled the next one!    It will be on Tuesday, March 22 at Expedia.   To attend, RSVP here –> http://www.meetup.com/Coed-Code/events/228900325/

Rough Schedule for the evening

6.00 – 7:00pm- Arrival / Networking / Food & Drinks

7:00 – 7:30pm – Systems Programming 101 – by Anne Currie & Yanqing Cheng
(Anne will discuss how compiled languages like C and Go run: compiling, linking, assembly, registers, memory use (stack and heap))

7:30 – 8:30pm- Panel Discussion – APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
(The panel discussion will be led by Jenny Mulholland with panelists from Expedia’s Systems Programming Team as well as other companies)

8:30 – 9:00pm –  Networking / Food & Drinks



Anne Currie

Anne is an engineer who is enthusiastic about containers and everything else. She’s been helping to build complex software systems for over 20 years and is a co-founder of the Force12 project.

Yanqing Cheng

Yanqing is a software developer/manager at Metaswitch Networks.  Her primary expertise is in C – specifically, source code for networking protocols.  Having dabbled in both development and support, she’s of the opinion that few things in her job are more satisfying than successfully debugging a memory scribble.  Since graduating in Maths at university, Yanqing has been in the industry for 2 years.  Outside of work, she’s an avid lindy hop dancer.


Jenny Mulholland – Moderator

Jenny studied Physics at university and entered IT in 2006 as a graduate C++ programmer within Symbian’s Professional Services department, helping Motorola, Fujitsu and others make phones based on Symbian OS.  In more recent years Jenny’s professional interests have extended into project management, and her current role in technical pre-sales where she helps Softwire’s customers explore their requirements and writes bids for new projects.

Meral Sahin – Expedia

Meral is a Software Development Engineer at Expedia Affiliate Network, a division within Expedia Inc, working on internal services supporting our API.  She is passionate about designing and developing simple solutions to technology problems and enjoy working in fast paced, collaborative environments.  She loves doing yoga, traveling, meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.

Suzanne Hamilton – Softwire

Suzanne started her career in physical chemistry as a PhD student and then researcher, but switched to software development when she realised how much she enjoyed writing code to control the experiments and analyse data.  She is now a tech lead at the software consultancy Softwire. Her work there has included building sites for customers like the BBC, and helping to create a scalable API that handles millions of users for a large telecoms provider.  In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys learning new languages (programming and human) and dancing West Coast Swing.


Yodit Stanton

Yodit is the Founder and Chief Unicorn of OpenSensor.io.  She is into Internet Of Things, Software and Data and is the organiser of Women in Data.


Thank you to these sponsors for their support!

Shoreditch Works


COED:CODE – Systems Programming 101 & APIs: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly